Pretty Little Studio: Party Time

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Morning, y'all!  Welcome to the weekend!  I'm up on the Pretty Little Studio blog today, playing with Claudia's newest It's Your Birthday Collection and pics of my oldest's 12th birthday.  Check out the results.
I started this page by adding a large puddle of blue watercolor to the 12" x 12" watercolor paper, base page.  I then splattered it with that same shade of watercolor, as well as yellow and pink watercolors; rubbed three columns of Pumice Stone Distress Ink, across the background, through a vertically-placed, chevron stencil; stamped it, in Jet Black ink, with different-size, open, star images; and splattered it once again, but this time with Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  That set the stage for a handful of It's Your Birthday and Sweet Life prints, all placed vertically over the background and anchored with silver-threaded, straight, machine stitching, as well as my photos, which were matted with white cardstock.  A trio of white, glitter, paper, die-cut stars, tucked here and there, add a little sparkle.  My top, right photo was then backed with a couple of Cookies Shipping Tags, laced with white string, tied in a bow and knot respectively.  I also popped "celebrate" and star Eat Cake Word Die Cuts up, near its top and bottom edges, with foam tape.
An "it's your day" Party Hat Word Flag, anchored with a pink button, laced with white string, grounds the bottom, right photo...
and a couple of Eat Cake Word Die-Cut phrases round out the corner.
The bottom, left photograph was dressed up with a row of candles from Ezekiel's family party.  The color of those candles couldn't have matched this collection more perfectly, if it had been planned.  I wrapped them with a couple of connected Sweet Treats Cut-Apart Labels, as well as a length of white string, tied in a bow.
The bold, "PARTY time", Shine Bright Die-Cut title grounds the entire design.
One final Sweet Treats Cut-Apart Label, etched with the Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 - 12 yrs. information, as well as a scattering of Shining Star Stickers and 4mm and 8mm Crystal Sequins, completes the look.
Thanks so much for humbling me with a visit!  Have an amazing weekend, friends!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Baby Basics (Market Street Stamps) Paper: white (Paper Studio); white glitter (Recollections); watercolor (Master's Touch); It's Your Birthday: Birthday 01 8x8, Birthday 04 8x8Birthday 49 8x8, & Birthday 17 8x8; Sweet Life: 6x8 Paper Pack (PLS) Ink: Pumice Stone Distress Ink & Jet Black (Ranger); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: silver thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); white string (Hobby Lobby); watercolors (Kuretake); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); chevron stencil (Jenni Bowlin); button (Buttons Galore & More); Clear Cut Stackers: Stars dies (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); candles (mementos from our celebrations); It's Your Birthday: Cookies Shipping Tags, Shining Star Stickers, Sweet Treats Cut-Apart Labels, Party Hat Word Flag, Eat Cake Word Die Cuts, & Shine Bright Die Cuts; Summer Vibes: Crystal 4mm Sequins & Crystal 8mm Sequins (PLS)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love this! LOVING those photos, the colors and how you added the candles!!!!!!!!!

Lisa Elton said...

What a FUN idea to add the real deal birthday candles to you page! This is festive and fun Jinny!